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Durham University News


Clearing hotlines go live at Durham University

(3 August 2006)

Admissions staff at Durham University are all geared up for the rush of applications and enquiries expected following the publication of A-level results on Thursday 17th August.

Every year hundreds of students contact the University after they have received their results. The continuing popularity of Durham University means that pressure for places remains high and that the number of vacancies is very small.

Richard Emborg, Director of the Undergraduate Admissions Office said: “We encourage applicants to call early to avoid disappointment, as we only have a small number of places at our Queen’s Campus in Stockton for students who will pay home fees. We also have some places available for students who will be liable for overseas or islands fees across a number of departments on both campuses. Our trained staff will discuss the options with the applicants and guide them through the process of applying for a place.”

Special clearing hotlines have been set up and will be open from 8am on Thursday 17th August. The numbers are:

Clearing Hotline 0191 334 0740
International students clearing enquiries 0191 334 0045

Students interested in any of the courses still available at the Durham University are invited to:

  • call the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Queen’s Campus on 0191 334 0048 which is open throughout the year from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
  • call the Clearing Hotline which is open during the following times:

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th August 8am - 6pm

Saturday 19th August 10am - 2pm

After these initial dates, the hotline will remain open, on weekdays, until the courses are full 9am - 5pm

  • email the clearing team at or fax on 0191 334 0007.
  • visit the University’s website for further information at, where up-to-date vacancy listings and information will be displayed.

For mature students who lack formal qualifications, there are still some places available on the University’s Foundation Year Programme. This one-year course provides an alternative entry route onto some degree courses for those with non-traditional qualifications. For more information contact Collette O’Callaghan, Foundation Programme at Durham University Queen’s Campus, Stockton on 0191 334 0167 or 0191 334 0740 (during Clearing).

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